Subject: pkg/35306: TME sun3 emulator doesn't allow keyboard entry at prom monitor after shutdown
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From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/21/2006 16:10:01
>Synopsis: TME sun3 emulator doesn't allow keyboard entry at prom monitor after shutdown
>Arrival-Date: Thu Dec 21 16:10:00 +0000 2006
>Originator: Arthur Townsend
3.1 for i386
If TME boots a disk with NetBSD, then NetBSD is shutdown, returning TME to the prom monitor, the user can then enter "b" and reboot at the prom monitor. But if TME boots a disk with SunOS, then SunOS is shutdown, returning TME to the prom monitor, nothing can be typed at the chevron prompt, and TME must be killed and restarted in order to reboot.
This is not critical, but was inconvenient during ethernet testing, as I could successfully create an emulated sun3 with two drives: one with NetBSD, and one with SunOS. I could boot into NetBSD, shutdown, then boot into SunOS without repowering the emulated sun3 (so that the emulated i825x6 device maintained its state). But I could not boot sunos then netbsd without repowering the emulated sun3.